* denotes 2023 Innovation Award Winner
High-gain high-power Planar Antenna arrayDue to the need for a high realized gain, Space Power antenna technology primarily relies on low power arrays of parabolic reflectors with large, bulky profiles. Bryka proposes developing circularly polarized antenna arrays that are lightweight, low profile, and planar.
Wide-area Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Discovery (WISRD)CyOne has developed its proprietary modular web-based COTS product line called Wide-area ISR Discovery (WISRD). This product line leverages integrated state-of-the-art opensource technology and DISA approved Ironbank Docker containers to enable end-to-end support of WISRD’s four modules for Collection Management, Support to Targeting, All-Source Analysis, and Weather Effects.
Advanced Compression Ignition Aviation Propulsion SystemDeltaHawk has changed the calculus of engine technology by creating, from a clean-sheet design, a reciprocating engine utilizing compression ignition fuel, to power aviation and alternatively powered platforms through traditional and hybrid-electric configurations. Over $100M USD has been invested in this technology development program; IP secured by multiple patents.
Programmable MatterProgrammable matter is an intelligent "omni-material" that changes its properties on command. A microrobotic swarm was developed with high-strength connection and data-efficient communication capabilities. Applications include manipulation of vehicle bodies, self-tuning radio antennas, centralized automation, and the coveted universal tool: a hammer that turns into a wrench and so on.
Deep learning characterization of classical music with potential applications to the general fields of signal detection and classificationDevelop deep learning models that can characterize Indian classical music ragas (analogous to western scales) . These models can then be applied to signals in multiple disciplines for characterization and analysis. The structure inherent in ragas helps give scientific rigor to the model development process.
SAUCED ( Smart, Adaptive, Ultra-Reliable, Cyber-Resilient, Efficient Data Infrastruture )We focus on delivering data to the point of need fast, securely, and ultra-reliably using breakthrough data coding, compression, and encryption technologies. Achieving 5-30x faster transfer speed, better reliability than AWS/GC/Azure at 40% storage space, and total data-centric protection for data in transit & at rest.
IoT enabled Remote-Controlled Concrete SkipNew technologies have been applied to enable the use of radio frequency to control concrete skip discharging gates. The system includes input ports, allowing for additional IoT devices to be integrated for safe and improved control of the concrete discharge process.
Rapid Multiple Counter Sensor - Counter s-UAS TechnologyLaser Storm is a patented, scalable, wide-area coverage laser-emitting device that can "Target and Blind" multiple UAvs at once. Designed to overwhelm multiple sensors by combining different wavelengths effective against different sensors, and splitting each laser into hundreds to project a “shower” of multiple-wavelength laser beams.
Nuclear Deterrence: Boost Phase Missile Interception with Superconductors in SpaceWe can intercept ballistic and hypersonic missiles in Boost-Phase, the ¨Holy Grail¨ of missile defense, from space using superconductors with our Dipole Coilgun in LEO orbit. Our innovation overcomes railgun heat issues and early coilgun electric switching problems. Space is cold (3°K) enough with available sunshields for superconductivity (≈20°K).
Lunaspatial Intelligence XGEO Sensor (LInXS)The Lunaspatial Intelligence XGEO Sensor (LInXS) is a radar antenna technology located on satellites that orbit the moon. LInXS uses low-frequency signals to obtain lunar subsurface imagery data and convert it to analyzed intelligence and 3-D maps. Lunasonde is bringing ISR to the moon.
Gyro-Magnetometer for Inertial Navigation SystemsThe Gyro-Magnetometer functions as an atomic magnetometer and a gyroscope at the same time, thereby enabling simultaneous sensing of magnetic field and rotational motion from a single device for use in Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) and other high-precision magnetometer and gyroscope applications.
Machine learning algorithm derives scalable functional structures from natural evolutionary designs for aerospace engineeringA method to adapt natural structures for use in engineering and design applications
Shape and stiffness tunable composites for adaptive structuresWe build complex composites out of thin film springs, and reversibly “turn off” the cuts to create stiffness and shape tunable materials for adaptive structures, camouflage and thermal management purposes.